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Closure and a new era for cava

Yes, a touch oxymoronic, I agree, but sit back, cava glass (no more than two thirds full) in hand and please read on –...

Musical dinner with paired wines

Spain has an official population of just under 46.5 million people and an annual Yecla production of just over 6.5 million litres, only 5%...

Five go judging!

We decided to pass, on Enid Blyton’s ‘lashings of ginger beer’, the Famous Five this time reconvening to judge the annual 50 Great Sparkling...

Is Champagne losing its sparkle?

Or is it that Cava is now of such exceptional quality that it’s leaving its illustrious neighbour floundering in its wake, its head just...

Wines from Castilla

The tripling of the number of Spanish Masters of Wine in one fell swoop recently is a further indication of the Spanish Wine World’s...

Who’d be a wine-maker?

Two years ago, I visited the nascent vineyard of Jody and John, respectively from California and Wirral, UK. Jody is a world-renowned expert (www.limoce.com) on...

There’s nothing rusty about the cava making at Rovellats!

The name "Rovellats" dates back to the 10th century, to an adjective in Latin, robiculu (in English "rust"), probably as a result of the...

What’s not to like about sherry?

Known as 'Sack' in Shakespeare's time and, for reasons of balance (Shakespeare wasn't the only great writer of his time, and you know that...

English Sparkling Wine – The Jávea connection!

Jávea, that three-part harmony of a town, on the Costa Blanca, which nestles between the, historically, more famous, Denia, and the ever more chic,...

Wine merchants or supermarkets?

My final epistle from the UK before our return to the sunshine is largely a reflection on my wine buying experiences here in the...

Et tu, Brut?

Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, in case you were wondering. However, it's the Brut part of the quote to which I refer in this, the Costa...

The tip-off!

Museum Wines and No.8 Wine Shop, Dorset In those halcyon days of yesteryear, whilst working as a professional football scout for Liverpool FC (did I...

A Somm enchanted evening?

I took it as a compliment, rather than a threat, when I was recently asked to consult on a wine matter for inclusion in...

Pago Los Balancines wines come to Jávea!

I first tasted the portfolio of Pago Los Balancines wines when attending Fenavin, Spain's largest and best wine fair (in my view, and that...

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